A signed H. P. Lovecraft letter is being offered on eBay for $4,400.
He wrote the 1,125-word missive to fantasist Clark Ashton Smith on March 15, 1927.
As a Los Angeleno I blush to read Lovecraft’s perceptive comment about our fair city:
….Los Angeles appears to be a particular centre of emptiness & pretense—a nest of crazy cults & lopsided Babbitry & realtorism out of which nothing good can be expected for many mellowing generations…
The current price is a 20% discount on the original asking price.